Orioles sign free agent RHP Jeremy Accardo to a one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent RHP Jeremy Accardo to a one-year contract.

Accardo, who turns 29 on Saturday, went 3-2 with 24 saves and a 3.48 ERA (44.0IP, 17ER) in 42 games with Triple-A Las Vegas in 2010. In his six season major league career, the right-handed Accardo has held left-handed hitters to a .205 average, .292 on-base percentage and .279 slugging percentage. He set career-highs with 30 saves, 4 wins and a 2.14 ERA (67.1IP, 16ER) in 2007 for the Blue Jays, adding 57 strikeouts and a 1.11 WHIP.